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#1 Steven P.

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Posted 01 August 2014 - 09:05

If you whitelist Neowin, first of all thank you :) The money goes toward paying staff and upgrading our hardware (which we own, do not rent), paying for data traffic and such like.

 

Now on to the changes (which apply to logged in members),

  • Logged in members on mobile no longer see any ads.
  • A script that was firing all over the site, but was no longer in use has been removed.
  • All of the top square ads on main and forum are now the smallest size (300x250) long ads should no longer show anymore.
  • The tower ad was removed on the news pages.

For those that whitelist Neowin, this will result in faster page loads and a better overall experience. These changes were implemented this morning, so let me know if you see anything weird, and do screenshot it (using firebug inspector is even better).

 

Again thanks, and also to our guests that support the site, please consider registering an account even if you continue to lurk!

 

IntelliTXT links from Vibrantmedia have been disabled across the site for guests (they were already disabled for members) the earnings don't justify those annoying ads that sometimes link site elements (links).


Edited by Steven P., 17 August 2014 - 15:43. Reason: updated 17 aug (removed intellitxt links)



#2 Shaun N.

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Posted 01 August 2014 - 18:29

whitelisted



#3 Roger H.

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Posted 01 August 2014 - 18:38

:yes: (Y)

 

I understand the need for ads so I don't block them on any sites I visit (don't have an adblocker installed actually). I did notice the ads being smaller though.



#4 LaP

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Posted 01 August 2014 - 18:45

All the sites i visit on a regular basis are whitelisted even Youtube cause a popular web site without adds is only possible in la la land. I don't live in la la land.



#5 farmeunit

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Posted 01 August 2014 - 18:46

Thanks. I don't block ads either, typically, so that's good to know.

#6 OP Steven P.

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Posted 17 August 2014 - 15:43

An additional change today.



#7 B0mberman

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Posted 17 August 2014 - 17:38

neowin is always white listed on my side. I'd feel guilty otherwise since i come here so much to read news/wind down a bit!



#8 +MikeChipshop

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Posted 17 August 2014 - 17:53

Good stuff. It's always good to reevaluate ad placement now and again to make sure that displaying them doesn't interfere with the user experience. I appreciate all the hard work that goes in to Neowin!



#9 OP Steven P.

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Posted 17 August 2014 - 20:44

Cheers everyone, it's appreciated :)



#10 Roger H.

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Posted 17 August 2014 - 20:47

Glad for the intellitxt stuff. I always have those blocked in my router's URL filtering thing. I'm logged in on my laptop so obviously I don't see them but when I use someone else's it just makes me pull out my hair :p.

 

Thanks for that, still need to keep it there though for those other random sites I visit (link bated! ;) )



#11 Draconian Guppy

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Posted 17 August 2014 - 20:47

woot intelitext was soooo annoying 



#12 Enron

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Posted 17 August 2014 - 20:49

How much does it cost to remove the ads?

 

I mean without using Adblocker.



#13 SierraSonic

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Posted 17 August 2014 - 21:02

Why does the ad banner push the page down instead of neatly seating in between the logo and the top right buttons when wide mode is turned on?



#14 Roger H.

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Posted 17 August 2014 - 21:02

How much does it cost to remove the ads?

I mean without using Adblocker.


http://www.neowin.ne...p=subscriptions

#15 +Frank B.

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Posted 18 August 2014 - 04:58

The best way to support Neowin? Whitelist the site and purchase a tier 2 subscription via the link posted by Roger.